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Reefs, Bays, Or Backcountry

100% (5) 1 - 4 People 6 - 8 Hours From $800

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours
4 People
$1,000.00
$800.00
3 People
$1,000.00
$800.00
2 People
$1,000.00
$800.00
1 Person
$1,000.00
$800.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

This fishing adventure with Captain Spencer out of Key West provides you with endless opportunities! Whether it's fishing the backcountry of the Gulf of Mexico, chasing fish in Key West Harbor, or fishing the reefs on the Atlantic side, Captain Spencer is ready to do it all. Captain Spencer prides himself on customizing his trips to his client's goals so let him know what your ideal day looks like in the days leading up to...

About Your Trip

This fishing adventure with Captain Spencer out of Key West provides you with endless opportunities! Whether it's fishing the backcountry of the Gulf of Mexico, chasing fish in Key West Harbor, or fishing the reefs on the Atlantic side, Captain Spencer is ready to do it all. Captain Spencer prides himself on customizing his trips to his client's goals so let him know what your ideal day looks like in the days leading up to the trip and he will plan it out!

The beauty of the Florida Keys, and especially Key West, is that there is such a variety of fish to catch. You can explore the backcountry for Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, and Mangrove Snapper; anchor-up on a channel in Key West Harbor to target Sharks, Cudas, Jacks, and Tarpon; or hit it out to the reefs for a myriad of grouper and snapper species, permit and even target Sails under the right conditions!

Captain Spencers 25' Pathfinder is extremely versatile in this regard shallow enough to maneuver the backcountry and local grass flats, and sturdy enough to handle the light chop of the open ocean. This vessel can accommodate 6 guests, however, Captain Spencer prefers to fish with 4 or less.

Captain Spencer can also make accommodations to pick you up from many places around Key West. If you are staying somewhere with water access let us know and Captain Spencer will try to accommodate picking you up from your location.
Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Disability Friendly

This trip can accommodate those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Spencer

Independent Guide 22 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Captain Spencer is a Key West native, a 5th Generation Conch, he was born and raised in Key West, FL. He has spent over 30 years fishing and boating the waters surrounding his hometown. Captain Spencer's great-grandfather, Captain Ted Canova, was the original Captain of his charter operation in Key West. Captain Spencer attended Key West High School before going off to college at Florida State University. Upon graduating he returned back to Key West...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Spencer

Captain Spencer

Independent Guide 22 yrs of exp.
Captain Spencer is a Key West native, a 5th Generation Conch, he was born and raised in Key West, FL. He has spent over 30 years fishing and boating the waters surrounding his hometown. Captain Spencer's great-grandfather, Captain Ted Canova, was the original Captain of his charter operation in Key West.

Captain Spencer attended Key West High School before going off to college at Florida State University. Upon graduating he returned back to Key West to continue his life on
the water.

Captain Spencer now owns and operates his own charter business out of the Lower Florida Keys. The vessel is a 25 Pathfinder Hybrid bay boat with a full tower and is powered by a Yamaha 300. This vessel provides you and Captain Spencer with the ability to fish a variety of species in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean sides of Key West.

Captain Spencer likes to focus on live bait fishing but also fish both dead baits and artificial baits. His fishing techniques follow the fish and weather patterns to provide you with the best chance of landing your trophy catch. Whether it is targeting Tarpon during their migration through Key West Harbor or bottom fishing for Snapper or Grouper he can do it all.

Captain Spencer will go over your expectations and provide you with seasoned input to make sure you can capitalize on your time on the water down in Key West!
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
1801 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Florida Keys
  • Big Pine Key
  • Cudjoe Key
  • Summerland Key
  • Key West

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Pathfinder
Year Built
2018
Boat Length
25'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Pathfinder
Year Built
2018
Boat Length
25'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
300
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Full Tower Garmin Electronics MinnKota Spot Lock Trolling Motor USCG Safety Equipment PLB VHF 2 Livewells Fishbox Radio
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Disability Friendly

This trip can accommodate those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Grouper
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Bonefish
  • Gag Grouper
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Permit
  • Red Grouper
  • Sailfish
  • Tarpon
  • Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Food and Drink, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Camera. Rods & Reels, Tackle, Bait, Water and Ice, Fishing Licenses included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel up to 1 day before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 5 reviews

Joe

Verified Review

June 9

Spencer was awesome. Especially great with our child. Showed him proper technique and our boy caught 12 fish! Fished in a couple different places and the fish were biting a lot in each spot. Will totally book Spencer again if we make it back to Key West.

Joe

Verified Review

June 9

Spencer was awesome. Especially great with our child. Showed him proper technique and our boy caught 12 fish! Fished in a couple different places and the fish were biting a lot in each spot. Will totally book Spencer again if we make it back to Key West.
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Patrick

Verified Review

May 1

Spencer picked us up as scheduled. Boat was extremely clean and well prepared. We were fishing for tarpon and had a wonderful time. Hooked into multiple fish and had one giant. Spencer was amazing overall and would absolutely do it again. Couldn’t recommend him more.

Patrick

Verified Review

May 1

Spencer picked us up as scheduled. Boat was extremely clean and well prepared. We were fishing for tarpon and had a wonderful time. Hooked into multiple fish and had one giant. Spencer was amazing overall and would absolutely do it again. Couldn’t recommend him more.
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Michelle

Verified Review

April 1

My husband and son had nothing but great things to say about their trip! “Best trip ever” per my son. They were able to catch a 40+ lb grouper! They loved every minute and said Spencer was super knowledgeable! Worth every penny for the experience!

Michelle

Verified Review

April 1

My husband and son had nothing but great things to say about their trip! “Best trip ever” per my son. They were able to catch a 40+ lb grouper! They loved every minute and said Spencer was super knowledgeable! Worth every penny for the experience!
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Walter

Verified Review

November 10

We had a great day with Captain Spencer. He put us on the fish and even a nice shark! He was very professional and easy going. He went above and beyond for the four of us on our dad-cation. Not only did he put us in the fish he

Walter

Verified Review

November 10

We had a great day with Captain Spencer. He put us on the fish and even a nice shark! He was very professional and easy going. He went above and beyond for the four of us on our dad-cation. Not only did he put us in the fish he
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Carlos

Verified Review

July 20

Our guide Spencer was wonderful. He asked what we wanted to catch, we made a game plan . We have a wonderful time!!! Best Guide!!

Carlos

Verified Review

July 20

Our guide Spencer was wonderful. He asked what we wanted to catch, we made a game plan . We have a wonderful time!!! Best Guide!!
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!